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Nov 4, 2013 4:00am EST
exactly the surface layer to look beyond what is actually going on that you don't actually see immediately. what i have tried to do in the book is to start that conversation that i had in my head where i started to say there is a deeper level than just the counter insurgency dr. not just about the insurgency fighting a government but a bunch of villages trying to get authority over other villages in the way people fight and also of the dynamics of conflict common not only to the insurgency but gains, militias, all sorts of non state groups that compete to control populations 24/7 over the planet were sown or not. but i started to realize what we do in afghanistan is a geographical fluke. bettis with the book ended up being about. we have gotten really, really good at dealing with non state armed groups in a very traditional and xenophobic society in remote rural villages with only landlocked mountainous environment with a population density very low the connectivity is almost nonexistent. if you look to the future of the plan at what will happen after afghanistan is over and we move to the
Nov 9, 2013 8:00am EST
for engineers. >> as nasa's future goes, so too does that of america. and if nasa's healthy, then you don't need a program to convince people that science and engineering is good to do, because they'll see it writ large on the paper. there'll be calls for engineers to help us go ice fishing on your rope pa where there's an ocean of water that's been i lliquid for years. look at the nasa portfolio today. it's got biology, chemistry, fezzics, geology -- physics, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, all the s.t.e.m. fields, science, technology, engineering and math represented in the nasa rfl. a healthy nasa pumps that. a healthy nasa is a fly wheel that society taps for innovations. >> over the past 15 years, booktv has aired other 0,000 -- over 40,000 programs about nonfiction authors. booktv every weekend here on c-span2. >> here are some programs to watch this weekend on booktv. piers morgan talks about his book, "shooting straight: guns, gays, god and george clooney." then at 9:15 p.m., a book party for ann coulter's "never trust a liberal over 3, especially a republican." tomorrow at 5
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